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Modeling of integrated Compact Multiphase Separation System (CMSS©)


2011 2011

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Abstract (summary)

A methodology for the performance prediction of integrated Compact Multiphase Separation System (CMSS©) has been developed. The proposed methodology is based on tracking the evolution of droplets and bubbles throughout the system, enabling the prediction of the flow behavior through the system interconnections and process devices.

Two approaches are proposed for predicting particle size evolution in the integrated system, namely, the steady-state particle size and the discrete formulation approaches. The first proposed approach is simple, practical and computationally efficient. For the first time, the discrete formulation approach is utilized to solve the integrated system, including process devices, pipe sections, fittings and accessories.

New models have been developed for the integrated CMSS©. These include particle (bubbles and droplets) size distribution predictions for steady-state conditions; model for particle evolution through the integrated CMSS©; inlet flow pattern dependent modeling upstream of the CMSS© for predicting the amount of entrained phases and the respective particle size distributions; and, improved models for the Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone (GLCC©), Horizontal Pipe Separator (HPS©) and conventional separators.

Data bases from the open literature have been developed for particle size distributions, inlet flow characterization and separators performance. All the new models have been tested against the respective data bases showing a good agreement.

All the developments presented in this study can be incorporated in any available process simulator, improving their accuracy due to inclusion of the physical phenomena occurring in process facilities under multiphase flow.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Civil engineering;
Mechanical engineering;
Petroleum engineering
Classification
0543: Civil engineering
0548: Mechanical engineering
0765: Petroleum engineering
Identifier / keyword
Applied sciences; Bubbles; Cyclone; Droplet size; Multiphase flow; Oil-water; Separation
Title
Modeling of integrated Compact Multiphase Separation System (CMSS©)
Author
Pereyra, Eduardo J.
Number of pages
205
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
0236
Source
DAI-B 72/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124624358
Advisor
Shoham, Ovadia; Mohan, Ram S.
University/institution
The University of Tulsa
University location
United States -- Oklahoma
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3455208
ProQuest document ID
868557717
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/868557717
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